Environmental Toxin Testing Workshop
GPL-TOX: Toxic Organic Chemical Profile
This workshop will focus on the epidemic of environmental toxin exposure, from the many chemicals we encounter every day to mycotoxins released from mold. You will learn about many common environmental pollutants from the 172 chemicals tested by our GPL-TOX Profile. You will find out how these chemicals can affect our health and what steps can be taken to help detoxify the body. You will also learn about the seven types of mold mycotoxins tested for in our new GPL-MycoTOX Profile and about the chronic health conditions mycotoxin exposure can cause. We will review how to use these tests in your practice to create the most effective treatments possible for your patients.
7:30am | Registration and Breakfast
8:30am | Non-Metal Toxic Chemicals and Their Effects on Health
A huge array of non-metal toxic chemicals like phthalates, pyrethrins, organophosphates and many others can now be tested conveniently and economically in a single morning urine sample. Learn how to use this testing and apply it to a wide variety of chronic illnesses such as neurological disorders, psychiatric disorders, chronic fatigue, and many others. The best treatment options will be presented in great detail.
9:30am | Glyphosate, 2,4-D, GMO Foods, and the Microbiome
The widely used weed killer glyphosate (Roundup™) has been implicated as a cause of chronic kidney disease and cancer. Exposure to glyphosate may alter the microbiome of all of our agricultural soil and seriously alter the intestinal flora of humans and farm animals. Learn how GMO foods are connected with a wide variety of other chronic illnesses because of glyphosate contamination.
10:30am | Morning Break
11:00am | The Importance of DNA Methlylation and MTHFR
Genetic testing, in combination with metabolic testing can help practitioners create the most personalized treatment plans possible for their patients. Mutations (SNPs) in the DNA methylation pathway can cause chronic health problems by affecting neurotransmitters, detoxification, and cardiac health. This presentation will discuss methylation genes including MTHFR, BHMT, AHCY, and CBS. It will also review some of the primary genes relevant to neurotransmitter metabolism and their role in mental health such as COMT and MAOA. Finally, this presentation will discuss treatment options for different genetic variants.
11:45am | IgG Food Allergy Testing: Scientific Evidence of its Validity in Chronic Illness
IgG food allergy has been implicated in a wide variety of illnesses including chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, autism, depression, schizophrenia, migraine headache, and many others. Learn about the different types of allergy testing and the treatments for allergies.
12:15pm | Lunch
1:15pm | The Hidden Threat of Mycotoxins
Mycotoxins are some of the most prevalent toxins in the environment. Mycotoxins are metabolites produced by fungi like mold, which can infest buildings, vehicles, and foods. A majority of mycotoxin exposures are through food ingestion or airborne exposure.